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Summer & June Gloom

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My Summer Finch for the Finch & Foxglove site! Did you know about June Gloom in Southern California? I just learned about it at the end of last month. I actually really like it! So what is it? It's this weather phenomenon where clouds form over the ocean along the coast and the winds move these clouds onto land creating a foggy, cool atmosphere. I LOVE the cool mornings! All this talk of beach and clouds and such has me all in a tizzy making artwork about fish and water! Did you see my new summer finch up top? It's...

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Santa Barbara Map

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I'm still very new to this town, but here's my visual impression of the place so far... Lots of people doing stuff out in the open all the time.  Bright sunny days, beautiful vistas, lots to do with your family or on your own. Oh, and lots of great cycling.  Have you been to Santa Barbara? What were your impressions?

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Happy Mother's Day

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Happy Mother's Day! I painted these flowers for my mom, but thought you all might enjoy them too. With love, -Adriana

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MATS Bootcamp #2 February Assignment

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Wow, this month has been huge! We're well over halfway through February, and I feel like there's just so much creative juice burstin' out of me with these assignments.  It didn't happen instantly, though.  Our mini assignment was to create a scenic plate.  I had lots of ideas for plates and analyzed the given inspirational plates to see what it was about them that I liked.  I drew lots that I'd love to see on holiday plates or a breakfast bowl of some kind. And then, sleight of hand, Lilla and her team of magicians turned that mini into the...

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Rosita Mittens & Hat, Bow Slouch Hat revealed

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This month on newsstands or at your local yarn store, you may see this magazine... Inside, though, there are three of my designs!  I can finally reveal them since they're officially out in the open. These three designs mark my first official printed-in-a-magazine knitwear designs. I'm super excited about them! Firstly, there's the Rosita Hat & Mittens set.  The Rosita Hat & Mittens were inspired by the beautiful embroidered motifs on the traditional dresses of the Yucatan. my inspiration The mittens are knit in the round from the cuff to the fingers using stranded colorwork. Duplicate stitch is used to embellish the...

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